Saturday, February 10, 2024 • Mesa, AZ • Course Map
Runners will make their way down from the hills mountains of Usery Mountain Regional Park overlooking this eastern suburb of the Phoenix metropolitan area and into the city streets and neighborhoods of Mesa at the Sprouts Mesa Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Kids’ 1K, which makes its 12th annual running in 2024.
Set to take place at a time of year when temperatures should only reach the upper 60s at most while those running the half marathon are out on the course — which is a wonderful thing considering that Mesa regularly reaches triple digits in the summertime — the race follows the second half of the full marathon course, which is a USA Track & Field certified course for qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
While the starting line for the full marathon lies in Usery Mountain Regional Park — a roughly 3,600-acre park here in the lower Sonoran Desert on the eastern side of what is known as the East Valley, near both the Goldfield Mountains and the Tonto Regional Forest — the starting line for the half marathon lies at the mid-point of the 26.2-mile route, on East McDowell Road near Falcon Field airport and Boeing.
From there, runners make their way through residential neighborhoods and through parts of the Escobedo historic district, where they’ll run past the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Fitch baseball fields. Overall, the course unfolds along a mostly gentle downhill descent throughout the race’s 13.1 miles, dropping about 350 feet in elevation from the starting line to the finish line, which lies at the Riverview Shopping Center on Bass Pro Drive.
At the 2016 race, more than 7,500 runners crossed the finish line in all races combined, including just over 4,100 finishers in the half marathon.
Awards & Accolades
We named the Mesa Marathon one of the Best Winter Marathons.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central southern Arizona, about 15 miles east of downtown Phoenix, Mesa typically sees March temperatures that average between 45°F and 71°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1 inch for the month — the city’s third-highest of the year, but still largely dry.
On the day of the race (Feb. 10), the average low is 44°F and the average high is 70°F.
Mesa Marathon Past Results
- 2023 Half Marathon Results
- 2020 Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Half Marathon Results | Wheelchair
- 2013 Half Marathon Results | Wheelchair
Mesa Marathon Course Map
- 6:30 AM – half marathon, full marathon, 10K
- 12:00 PM – 1K kids run
- $85 – $120 for the half marathon
- $95 – $135 for the full marathon
- $40 – $55 for the 10K
Mesa Marathon Registration
To reserve your spot in any of the race distances at the late winter 2024 running of the Mesa Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.